Tele-rehabilitation speech therapy support services on swallowing problems, feeding skills and oral-motor exercises
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the social services sector has implemented service adjustments for the sake of social distancing. Non-urgent services, such as rehabilitation services for elderly with dysphagia, have been suspended or postponed. While these rehabilitation services have been delivered in the traditional face-to-face mode in Hong Kong, tele-rehabilitation service is an innovative solution to address the public health concern during the pandemic. Realising this idea, the venture launches tele-rehabilitation support services on swallowing problems, feeding skills and speech therapy so that the elderly and their caregivers could receive rehabilitation or consultation services at home. This would help improve the quality of life of the elderly and ease the burden of the caregivers.
The venture will engage speech therapists to deliver 15 sessions of free online seminars and workshops on various topics, such as swallowing difficulties, feeding skills and oral-motor exercises. Clinical services or online consultation sessions could be offered at a discounted price to address individuals’ needs and concerns.